The outstanding quality of our educator preparation and counselor education programs is recognized through state approval and national accreditation. These endorsements highlight our academics, our faculty, and our partnerships for utilizing innovative, collaborative practices with regional schools, nonprofits, and mental health agencies, and for preparing our graduates to best serve the people of Maine.
National Accreditation and State Approval
Our Counselor Education Master’s of Science in Counseling program is accredited through the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Education Programs (CACREP).
Accreditation through CACREP certifies that our MS in Counseling students receive a superior quality of education and that they graduate ready to serve the community.
As part of our accreditation and our commitment to excellence, we analyze program outcomes to ensure our program is fulfilling the standards, goals, and expectations of the University, the state, and our accrediting agency. Learn More.
Our educator preparation programs are nationally accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).
Accreditation through CAEP certifies that our students gain expertise in the curriculum they’ll teach and that our graduates are equipped to enter the classroom ready to teach effectively.
Our accredited educator preparation programs include:
Several of our educator preparation degree programs are approved by the Maine State Board of Education and the Maine Department of Education, recognizing that these programs strive for continuous improvement and utilize the outcomes of new knowledge, practices, and technologies. State-approved programs include:
- Educational Leadership
- Literacy, Language, and Culture
- School Psychology
- Special Education
- Master of Science (MS) in Special Education - Pre-Service (Teaching Students with Mild to Moderate Disabilities)
- Master of Science (MS) in Special Education - Integrated General Education and Special Education Initial Teacher Certification
- Master of Science (MS) in Special Education - In-Service (Certified Educators)
- Teaching and Learning